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From: Daniel Frey (daniel.frey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-07 11:49:12

David Abrahams wrote:
> Daniel Frey <daniel.frey_at_[hidden]> writes:
> >
> > I'm still interested in an example where it fails, as all real-world
> > code works fine for me :)
> Why not just use static_cast through void*, since that not only works
> in the real world but is guaranteed to work according to the standard?

Is it? As far as I understand the problem, it makes no difference - if I
use static_cast, the same problems could occur. The underlying problem
with casts is always the same: You tell the compiler that you know
better. You actually have to force the compiler to accept an object of
type X as type Y and I can't see how static_cast could be any
better/different than reinterpret_cast here. Indeed I had some problems
with static_cast creating temporary objects - which is what I definitely
don't intended - when playing with my pointer class. If you have some
insight about why static_cast could do better than reinterpret_cast
here, I'd be happy if you share your wisdom with me. :)

Regards, Daniel

Daniel Frey
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